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West Bengal: State in Eastern India
West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is India's fourth-most populous state. West Bengal is the thirteenth-largest Indian state, with an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi). Part of the ethno-linguistic Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata (Calcutta) the seventh-largest city in India, and center of the third-largest metropolitan area in the country. West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, and the coastal Sundarbans. The main ethnic group is the Bengalis, with Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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Nobody should cross the 'lakhman rekha': West Bengal governor slams Mamata govt


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BJP holds nationwide protests against Rahul Gandhi, demands apology on Rafale allegations

BJP workers in Bengal tore and defaced posters of Rahul Gandhi during a protest in Kolkata demanding an apology from him after Supreme Court dismissed Rafale review petitions.
DNA - Published

West Bengal governor hits back at Mamata Banerjee

"No one becomes anyone mouthpiece after showing concern towards poor education, health system and roads. When I praised Mamata for her commendable work for Cyclone Bulbul preparedness, nobody called me..
IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal: Fresh war of words erupts between governor, TMC government

A fresh war of words erupted between the West Bengal governor and the state govt with Jagdeep Dhankhar, the incumbent at the Raj Bhavan saying politics over distribution of relief in areas hit by..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bengal Governor seeks Mamata's intervention after govt sits on his helicopter request

As the West Bengal government sat on a helicopter request made by Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, his office on Thursday sought the intervention of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of his..
DNA - Published

West Bengal: Union Minister Babul Supriyo faces protest during visit to cyclone-affected Namkhana

Union Minister Babul Supriyo faced protests by locals on Wednesday while reviewing the post cyclone 'Bulbul' situation in Bengal's South 24 Parganas.
DNA - Published

Mamata Banerjee conducts aerial survey of cyclone-hit North 24 Parganas

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday conducted an aerial survey of cyclone 'Bulbul'-hit Basirhat area in North 24 Parganas. She was accompanied by senior officials of the state..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone Bulbul: Bengal's losses could reach Rs 19,000 crore

Cyclone Bulbul that battered the coastal districts of West Bengal before hurtling towards Bangladesh has caused a loss which could be between Rs 15,000 crore and Rs 19,000 crore in the state. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone Bulbul: Seven killed, about one lakh houses damaged in West Bengal

The severe cyclonic storm, which brought in its wake heavy rain coupled with gale wind, rendered thousands of people homeless, uprooted trees and damaged cables in the state.
DNA - Published

Cyclone Bulbul: PM Modi speaks with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee about the situation arising out of cyclone Bulbul and assured the state of all assistance to deal with the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cyclone 'Bulbul': Schools, colleges, anganwadi centres to remain closed in West Bengal; Kolkata airport shut for 12 hrs

On account of the impending rainfall due to the cyclone, flight operations will remain suspended at Kolkata airport from 6:00 PM Saturday till 6:00 AM on Sunday.
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'Bulbul' intensifies into 'very severe' cyclonic storm, to make landfall on Sunday

The Met department said cyclone Bulbul is likely to make landfall between West Bengal & Bangladesh in the early hours of Sunday, bringing in heavy rain and gusts of up to 135 kmph in the coastal areas...
IndiaTimes - Published

Ayodhya case: West Bengal governor urges people to maintain harmony


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NDRF deploys 16 teams to deal with cyclonic situation in West Bengal, Odisha

Earlier on Friday, the IMD said that 'Cyclone Bulbul' formed over the Bay of Bengal has intensified and is set to head towards West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts. Following which the NDRF on Friday..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bengal will never bow its head before others: Mamata Banerjee

Bengal has produced a number of award winning film makers and the largest number of Nobel Prize winners in the country, she said inaugurating the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival. Banerjee's..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cabinet Secretary reviews preparedness to deal with Cyclone 'Bulbul'; Coast Guard, Navy deployed

Cyclone 'Bulbul' has intensified into 'Very Severe Cyclonic Storm' and is likely to cause heavy to very heavy rainfall over coastal districts of Odisha and West Bengal on November 8 and 9, IMD has..
DNA - Published

Cyclone Bulbul to head towards West Bengal and Bangladesh: IMD

"Cyclone Bulbul has intensified today. It will move towards West Bengal and Bangladesh. The wind speed would be around 10 kilometers per hour. Puri will also be going to receive rainfall today," said..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mamata Banerjee should apologise for her lies, says Vijay Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupon Thursday slammed West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for questioning the decision to include Gujarati as an optional language in the Joint Entrance Examination..
IndiaTimes - Published

NTA responds to Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's criticism over Gujarati in JEE (Mains)

After West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee criticism of including Gujarati as a medium for JEE (Mains), National Testing Agency clarified that it included Gujarati because other than the state of Gujarat,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Not at war with West Bengal government: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

Dhankhar, who has been at loggerheads with the West Bengal government over several issues, also said universities in the state are not allowed to function the way they should. "Let me say, I am not at..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bengal government announces compensation of Rs.50,000 for migrant workers who returned from J&K

A day ago, the West Bengal government facilitated the return of 138 migrant workers from Jammu and Kashmir.
DNA - Published

Kulgam attack: TMC holds candlelight march to protest against killing of five labourers from Bengal

Senior party leaders like Sashi Panja, besides the leadership of TMC Yuva Morcha, were present in the candlelight march.
DNA - Published

West Bengal government facilitates return of 138 migrant workers from J&K

Of the total 138 migrant workers, five hail from Assam and remaining from different parts of Bengal.
DNA - Published

BJP announces candidates for bypolls in West Bengal

The party's central election committee finalised the names for the bypoll assembly seat in West Bengal, the party said in a statement.
DNA - Published

Cancer cases rise by over 300% in 1 year

Cases of common cancer, including oral, cervical and breast cancer, diagnosed at state-run NCD clinics increased by nearly 324% between 2017 and 2018, according to National Health Profile, 2019 data...
IndiaTimes - Published

Mamata Banerjee asks Centre to probe WhatsApp snooping case

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the Centre should probe into the WhatsApp admitting that Indian journalists and human rights activists were spied upon by unnamed entities..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress finalises names of candidates for bypolls to three West Bengal assembly seats

On Thursday, the Trinamool Congress announced its candidates for all three assembly seats
DNA - Published

As West Bengal drags feet over Van Dhan Yojana, Munda to write to Mamata


IndiaTimes - Published

Injured labourer dies, toll in J&K terror attack climbs to 6

A labourer critically injured in the terror attack in south Kashmir's Kulgam district has succumbed to his injuries, taking the death toll in the incident to six, the police said on Wednesday. Five..
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EU MPs in Kashmir say Article 370 internal issue, stand by India in fight against terror

Terming Article 370 an internal issue of India, EU parliamentarians visiting Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday said they stand by the country in its fight against global terrorism. Addressing media on the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Assembly by-polls in West Bengal litmus test for BJP, TMC


IndiaTimes - Published

Security beefed up in Kashmir after terror attack, normal life disrupted in Valley

Security was stepped up in Kashmir on Wednesday following the terror attack in Kulgam district in which five labourers from West Bengal were killed, even as a complete shutdown disrupted normal life..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Shocked and saddened at brutal killings': Mamata Banerjee promises all help to workers killed by terrorists in Kashmir

Five workers from West Bengal's Murshidabad district were brutally killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam on Tuesday.
DNA - Published

5 migrant labourers from West Bengal killed by terrorists in Kashmir

Five migrant labourers from West Bengal were shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Tuesday, police said. Another labourer was critically injured by the terrorists, they said...
IndiaTimes - Published

Bangladeshi convicts in Bengal provide BJP fresh ammunition to raise NRC pitch

The BJP, which had used NRC, illegal infiltration from Bangladesh and alleged Muslim appeasement by the TMC government as its main poll planks to bag 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bypolls to one Uttarakhand and three West Bengal assembly seats on November 25

Voting for Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand and West Bengal's Kharagpur Sadar, Kaliaganj (SC) and Karimpur and assembly seats will be held on November 25.
DNA - Published

Mamata jogs 10km in Darjeeling hills

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee went on a 10-km jog along with senior bureaucrats, police officers and local TMC workers in the hill town of Kurseong in Darjeeling district to raise awareness about..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP MP Raju Bista tweets video of attack in West Bengal, blames TMC goons

BJP MP from Darjeeling parliamentary constituency in West Bengal, Raju Bista, was on Tuesday attacked in Kalimpong while he was on his way to inaugurate a new school building. Raju Bista tweeted a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi comes on board PM-Kisan, West Bengal continues to deny benefit to 72 lakh farmers


IndiaTimes - Published

Every person living in Bengal is citizen of India: Mamata Banerjee

Iterating that she would never allow the implementation of NRC in West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said every person living in this state is a citizen of India. Those who have..
IndiaTimes - Published

FIR against Border Guard Bangladesh over BSF jawan's killing

A Bangladeshi border guard on Thursday fired from his AK-47 rifle during a 'flag meeting' along the international boundary in West Bengal, killing BSF head constable Vijay Bhan Singh (51) and injuring..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bangladesh yet to return Indian fisherman, BSF refutes Bangla border guards claims

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday said the firing by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) along a riverine stretch between Bangladesh and West Bengal, in which killed a BSF head constable was killed,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Centre to offer Z-cover to West Bengal governor as he visits Jadavpur University

The home ministry has decided to offer Z-category security to Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, implying that his security cover will include both CRPF personnel as well as Bengal cops when he goes to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bangla Guards try to gherao BSF troops at flag meet, kill 1

A Border Security Force (BSF) head constable was killed and a constable injured in firing by Border Guard Bangladesh troops on Thursday along a riverine border stretch between Bangladesh and Berhampore..
IndiaTimes - Published

Amit Shah day dreaming of winning two-third majority in Bengal: TMC

The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday mocked BJP president Amit Shah for "day dreaming" about forming the next government in Bengal with two-thirds majority and said he and his saffron camp should..
IndiaTimes - Published

BSF jawan killed, 1 injured in firing by Bangladeshi troops along border in West Bengal


IndiaTimes - Published

West Bengal: One BSF jawan killed, another injured after Border Guards Bangladesh open fires at troops

The incident happened after a flag meeting between the BSF and BGB troops, where the Head Constable Vijay Bhan Singh received bullet injuries on his head and the constable/crew( boatman) received..
DNA - Published

Blacked out of TV coverage of Bengal government's puja: Governor Jagdeep Dhankar


IndiaTimes - Published

No political development at the moment: Sourav Ganguly

BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday brushed aside speculations that he would join the BJP and said it would not happen "at the moment". Amit Shah had met Ganguly on Saturday triggering..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP delegation goes to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking intervention in West Bengal

Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy said over 89 persons with links to his party have been killed in the state since panchayat elections were held there in 2018 and over 35 of them have been murdered after the..
IndiaTimes - Published

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